Why do we like surprises?

“Surprise hijacks all of our mental processes and pulls our focus into one thing,” said Luna at a TEDx talk. Not only that, by forcing our attention, surprise brings us into the present. Other studies back this up as well, finding that surprise makes people more aware of their surroundings.

What can I say instead of surprise?


  • amaze.
  • astonish.
  • chill.
  • daunt.
  • dismay.
  • distress.
  • frighten.
  • give a turn.

How do you express surprise text?


  1. funnily enough. phrase. used for saying that you think something is surprising or unusual.
  2. you don’t say. phrase.
  3. heavens above. phrase.
  4. Well, I never (did) phrase.
  5. is that a fact? phrase.
  6. you would not believe. phrase.
  7. of all things/people/places. phrase.
  8. now I’ve seen everything/it all. phrase.

What is the expression of surprise?

You gotta be kidding me! The expression is commonly used to indicate you’re seriously doubting what the person is saying, or just to express your surprise or astonishment. “Gotta” is a contraction of ‘have got to”, meaning “have to” or “must”. “You gotta be kidding me!” = “You must be kidding me!”

What is a pleasant surprise?

to be pleasantly surprised: to be happy about an unexpected event. verb. I was pleasantly surprised when Susie arrived at the party, after saying that she already had made other plans. a pleasant surprise: a positive unexpected event.

What is a pleasant surprise quote?

Quotes about Pleasant Surprises

  • The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless.
  • The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony’s eyes, he’s still 100% present, sharing everything that’s going on.
  • Awards are always a pleasant surprise.
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